Monday, November 28, 2022

THE ART OF ENTERTAINING: RECIPE AND TIPS FROM MISS MAGGIE'S KITCHEN

 

MY ART OF ENTERTAINING:
RECIPES AND TIPS FROM 
MISS MAGGIE'S KITCHEN
by Heloise Brian
Flammarion, $27.95
October 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


In My Art of Entertaining, the author shares recipes for each of the four seasons. There are also table settings accompanying several of the meals. 


Parmesan and Garlic Loaf, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Coconut Chicken, Mint Sorbet, and Jacques’s Beef Bourguignon are just a few of the recipes I plan to cook. 


Below are a few of the lovely images shared in the book. ENJOY! 










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Friday, November 25, 2022

AT THE TABLE OF LA FORTEZZA: THE ENCHANTMENT OF TUSCAN COOKING FROM THE LUNIGIANA REGION

 

AT THE TABLE OF LA FORTEZZA:
The Enchantment of Tuscan 
Cooking from the Lunigiana Region
by Annette Joseph
Photography by David Loftus
Rizzoli International, $39.95
September 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have owned many cook books in my time, but never one so different, full of Tuscan recipes. There are farm to table, with others from water and land, waiting for the curious chef in all of us. I plan on trying my share of  delightful dishes. 

Below are several images from the book that I think you will ENJOY!









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Sunday, November 20, 2022

PARISIAN BY DESIGN: INTERIORS BY DAVID JIMENEZ

 

PARISIAN BY DESIGN:
INTERIORS BY DAVID JIMENEZ
by Diane Dorrans Saeks
Forward by Andrew Lauren
Photography by Xavier Bejot
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
October 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Parisian by Design: Interiors by David Jimenez, written by Diane Dorrans Saeks, is one of the most breathtaking books I have ever reviewed. Words can’t describe how rich and beautiful this French-influenced book is. 


From the textures, colors, art, collectibles,

books and furniture, how-to sections, antique dealers, art galleries, there is nothing missing here. I could not put this must-have book down. 

Below I have shared a few of my favorite images. ENJOY!  










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Monday, November 14, 2022

SUZANNE KASLER: EDITED STYLE

 

SUZANNE KASLER:
Edited Style
by Susan Kasler
Rizzoli New York, $57.50
September 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have been following Suzanne Kasler’s work for many years, and her love for mixing architecture and design is most important to me. I also love her use of neutrals and texture. Needless to say, she is one of my favorite designers. 


Suzanne also designs signature collections for Hickory Chair, Visual Comfort, Ballard Designs, Lee Jofa, La Cormier, and Mirror Home. 


Every page here is stunning, and I hope that all of you add this book to your collection. Below I have chosen some of my favorites. 


ENJOY! 













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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE: COOKING AND ENTERTAINING WITH STYLE: ALEX HITZ


OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE:
COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 
WITH STYLE
by Alex Hitz
Rizzoli New York, $45.oo
October 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


By far one of the best entertainment and food books out there. You have knocked it out of the ballpark, Alex!


Filled with some of the most beautiful and delicious recipes out there,  created and prepared by his friends and families, this  wonderful chef and host hasn’t left anything undone. 


Below, you will find several images that I have chosen to share with you that showcase soups, salads, sauces, main dishes and so much more. ENJOY! 













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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

THE ART OF PANTRY COOKING: MEALS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BY RONDA CARMAN



THE ART OF PANTRY COOKING:
MEALS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Ronda Carman
Rizzoli International, $39.95
May 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



I am in love with Ronda Carmen’s new book, The Art of Pantry Cooking, and I plan to wear this book out. I also follow Rhonda on her Facebook, The Cooking Club With Ronda Carmen, which is absolutely fabulous!


In the beginning of the book, Ronda shares the perfect pantry basics page. She also lists many of those basics on the first page. The meals she creates from dried fruits, freeze dried herbs, grains, starches, spices, and so many other staples are almost endless. Some meals offer added meat or vegetables, but so many pantry favorites  are prepared from ingredients from the pantry.


Below I have added several of my favorite images. ENJOY! 









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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

THE SUSTAINABLE HOME: EASY WAYS TO LIVE WITH NATURE IN MIND BY IDA MAGNTORN

 



THE SUSTAINABLE HOME: EASY WAYS
TO LIVE WITH NATURE IN MIND
by Ida Magnetron
by Pavilion Books $23.95 U.S. 
Distributed by Rizzoli New York
April 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Reducing the carbon footprint is the most important aim here, and at the same time being able to design a functional home. It is important to the author that we all reuse, recycle, and create minimal surroundings with plenty of greenery.

Ida Magnetron, author of The Sustainable Home: Easy Ways to Live with Nature in Mind, created a lovely book with wonderful ideas for those of us that need help in accomplishing a more beautiful yet eco-friendly home.

Below are a few images from the book that I have chosen for you.  ENJOY!










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